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Preview: Bruins at Jets

Patrice Bergeron out for Boston; Connor Hellebuyck to start in goal for Winnipeg

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BRUINS (1-1-0) at JETS (1-1-0)

8 p.m. ET; TVA Sports, TSN3, NESN, NHL.TV

 

Bruins team scope

Center Patrice Bergeron will miss his third straight game because of a lower-body injury. Coach Claude Julien told the Bruins website he expects Bergeron to rejoin practice Wednesday. Bergeron has been skating in Boston, but no timetable has been set for his return to the lineup. Goaltender Tuukka Rask is expected to start his second game after missing a 4-1 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday because of an undisclosed injury. Rask said he was sore after trying to stop a shot in a 6-3 win at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 13. Rask, who was the backup to Anton Khudobin against the Maple Leafs, was the first goalie off the ice following the morning skate Monday.

 

Jets team scope

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is expected to make his second start of the season. Hellebuyck made 23 saves in a 5-4 overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 13. Rookie left wing Patrick Laine, the No. 2 pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, has one goal, two points and a plus-2 rating in two games. He likely will resume his role on left wing with center Mark Scheifele and right wing Blake Wheeler. The Jets begin a three-game homestand at MTS Centre that includes games against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday and Edmonton Oilers on Sunday. "It's always a tough test [against the Bruins]," captain Blake Wheeler told the Jets website. "They always come in here and play a tough game."

 

Bruins projected lineup

Brad Marchand -- David Backes -- David Pastrnak

Ryan Spooner -- David Krejci -- Danton Heinen

Matt Beleskey -- Tim Schaller -- Jimmy Hayes

Dominic Moore -- Riley Nash -- Noel Acciari

Zdeno Chara -- Brandon Carlo

Torey Krug -- Rob O'Gara

John-Michael Liles -- Colin Miller

Tuukka Rask

Anton Khudobin

Scratched: Joe Morrow, Austin Czarnik

Injured: Adam McQuaid (upper body), Patrice Bergeron (lower body), Kevan Miller (hand) 

 

Jets projected lineup

Patrik Laine -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler

Nikolaj Ehlers -- Mathieu Perreault -- Drew Stafford

Kyle Connor -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Joel Armia

Shawn Matthias -- Adam Lowry -- Brandon Tanev

Josh Morrissey -- Dustin Byfuglien

Toby Enstrom -- Tyler Myers

Ben Chiarot -- Paul Postma

Connor Hellebuyck

Michael Hutchinson

Scratched: Mark Stuart, Chris Thorburn

Injured: Bryan Little (lower body)

 

Status report

Schaller, who signed a one-year, two-way contract July 1, likely will make his Bruins debut, replacing Czarnik in the lineup. ... Chiarot will replace Stuart on defense for the Jets, and Armia will replace Thorburn, according to the Winnipeg Sun. 

 

Who's hot

Marchand has two goals, six points and a plus-4 rating in two games and Pastrnak has three goals, five points and a plus-5 rating in two games. … Scheifele has scored a goal in each of the Jets' first two games, and has three points.

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